“Its design is reportedly based on the Xiaotangshan Hospital that was built within a week in Beijing during the SARS outbreak in 2003.

‘China has a record of getting things done fast even for monumental projects like this,’ Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, told the BBC.

‘This authoritarian country relies on this top down mobilisation approach. They can overcome bureaucratic nature and financial constraints and are able to mobilise all of the resources.'”

More on China building 1,000-bed hospital in 10 days to treat coronavirus via Dezeen.


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